About this artwork

This work was painted outdoors in Catterline, the small fishing village south of Aberdeen where Eardley spent much of her time from the 1950s onwards. She has heightened the sense of realism in Summer Fields by adding grass, picked as she worked, into the wet paint. The land and seascapes around Catterline inspired many of Eardley’s most memorable works, some of which verge on abstraction. Her expressive use of paint and warm colours combined with deep shadows evokes the summer sun on a golden crop.

Updated before 2020

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Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley